Pax – Mock Newbery 2017

Pax

As I read books this year, I’ll post when I think a book is a Newbery contender.  I already knew Pax by Sara Pennypacker and illustrated by Jon Klassen was a contender before I started it.  It’s getting lots of buzz from those that love children’s literature.  I’m often skeptical children will like the books adults are talking about.  In this case, I’m wrong.  I haven’t read any of it with ML; but I know she’s going to love it.  The only person I know who will love it more is her animal-crazy friend SJ.

SJ’s family participated in our Mock Newbery last year.  I feel certain they will again this year.  Who else wants to join the fun?